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Obama Warns Of Threats To ‘Fundamental Principles Of Our Democracy’ After Trump Georgia Call

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Former President Obama on Monday warned of threats to the “fundamental principles of our democracy,” a day after leaked audio of President Trump pressuring Georgia’s top election official to find 11,000 votes to overturn the election in his favor.

“Tomorrow is Election Day in Georgia and the stakes could not be higher. We’re seeing how far some will go to retain power and threaten the fundamental principles of our democracy,” Obama, who has been campaigning in recent weeks to help bolster the two Democratic candidates in Tuesday’s Senate runoff elections, wrote in the first of a series of tweets.

“But our democracy isn’t about any individual, even a president—it’s about you,” he wrote before urging Georgia residents to utilize their “most powerful tool” as Americans and vote on Tuesday.

Obama did not mention Trump by name.

If you’re a Georgia voter, you can respond tomorrow with the most powerful tool we have as Americans—your vote. Make a plan to vote in person or drop off your mail-in-ballot at a ballot drop box. Check-in with your family and friends to do the same. https://t.co/HSghgIABEF

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 4, 2021

His comments come as Trump faces criticism on both sides of the aisle for telling Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) in a call on Saturday that he should “find” the “11,780 votes” needed to reverse his … (Read more)